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PC Cooling System loud

by porfarada / April 19, 2014 6:40 AM PDT

Hello everyone, my PC has been very noticeably loud lately, and it seems to be that the noise is coming from the spot where my water cooling system attaches to my motherboard. Also my computer has been running much slower than normal. I was wondering if anyone can help me fix this problem, thanks!

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What are the CPU temps ? Sure it's not the fan ?
by VAPCMD / April 19, 2014 8:43 AM PDT
In reply to: PC Cooling System loud

Did you check to see if everything on the cooler attachment is secure including underneath the MB ?


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by porfarada / April 19, 2014 9:24 AM PDT Here is a screencap of some info. And everything on the computer should be attached snuggly. I hardly ever transport it, or remove parts inside it.
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Hmmm...those look too high for idle... my temps on air
by VAPCMD / April 19, 2014 11:02 AM PDT
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cooling are currently running below 30c.

How long ago did you apply thermal paste ?


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Thermal paste?
by porfarada / April 19, 2014 11:49 AM PDT

I'm not too familiar with thermal paste. That would be when I purchased my computer, ~3 years ago.

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Your system is running hot and the noise should be coming
by VAPCMD / April 19, 2014 2:20 PM PDT
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from the unit working overtime trying to cool it. Either the cooling fan is going bad but more likely the heatsink is no longer efficiently removing the CPU heat. Poor heat removal is often caused by dust clogging the fan and the cooler fins and when thermal paste drys up no longer helping the transfer of heat from the CPU. Removing the CPU heatsink and the old paste and applying new paste should help.

Is your system overclocked ?

Let us know how it turns out.


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I'll let you know how it goes
by porfarada / April 19, 2014 2:39 PM PDT

I'll try your suggestion of re-administering thermal paste. I have already cleaned out my fans (which were clogged to the brim with dust) before I had made this post. I hope the thermal paste is the issue, yet I am skeptical since the issue seemed very apparent one day, rather than gradually becoming more of an issue.

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Got it!
by porfarada / April 19, 2014 3:04 PM PDT

Just ran a full antivirus scan which as long overdue. I reset my pc and now I cannot hear a single sound. Thanks for all the help guys!

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Ok...but what are the CPU temps now ? Your earlier
by VAPCMD / April 20, 2014 1:11 AM PDT
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post showed all the cores at 77-79c and that's way too hot for 'normal use' unless you're running Prime95 or another CPU load test. Thermal paste is critical for the proper, efficient transfer of heat away from you CPU.

Also you never responded to the your system overclocked ?


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